Losing excess fat in a healthy and sustainable way is easier said than done. It requires patience, consistency, and a little bit of science. However, there is one fat loss mistake that almost every weight-loss-hopeful makes during their weight loss journey and it might just catch you by surprise.
If you’ve ever tried to lose fat, your story might sound something like this:
You’ve decided to get healthy and drop the weight you’ve gained over the last couple of years.
To start, you eat “healthy” foods, cut down on portion sizes, and hit the gym almost every day.
After weeks of working so hard, you’re still not seeing results. Or, maybe you saw results almost immediately, but now… nothing! At this point, your progress has plateaued and you feel beyond frustrated. Eventually, you just say “F*&$ IT!”
Now, your diet goes out the window and you opt for the couch over the gym.
If this sounds too familiar, know you’re not alone. This was me, too. I spent years in this vicious weight loss cycle without seeing results.
Today, as a Functional Nutritionist and Certified Personal Trainer, I can look back and recognize the many fat loss mistakes I made during my own journey- a journey that left me stuck, starving, and stressed for years on end. Fortunately, not only has my education and personal experience helped me improve my own health and achieve my fat loss goals, but I’ve also successfully coached hundreds of women to reach their own weight and health goals. How? By avoiding the same fat loss mistake(s) I made for years. Now, they finally feel confident in their bodies and are truly living their best lives.
Our world is bombarded with diet fads and conflicting weight loss trends. So, how can you trust which trendy new diet or workout program you should follow? Or, what about the best “food rule” to adopt? I talk with women, daily, who repeatedly jump on the latest bandwagon, only to fall off shortly after. These women, who often become my clients, are just like you. They’ve “tried everything” without success. But, what if success only requires a couple simple adjustments to nutrition, workouts, and lifestyle?
I’m here to let you know it really is as simple as that. And, to start, I want to clear up some myths about fat loss, so that you no longer make these common mistakes!
Because here’s the truth(s) about fat loss.
Using cardio to lose weight! Yep, that’s right!
Cutting calories + doing more cardio will only result in burnout and slowed metabolism- both of which will result in weight gain, not loss. Why does this happen? Because your body adapts. It becomes more efficient with fewer calories, while losing essential muscle. Muscle is very energy-expensive, but it also helps to boost your metabolism. The more muscle you have, the faster your metabolism is. So, you definitely want to preserve muscle, not lose it.
If you’re ready to experience sustainable fat loss by reducing workouts and increasing calories, I encourage you to check out my online training, Fat Loss 101. In this effective, safe, and science-backed training, you’ll learn:
However, make note: this training is not for you if:
That being said, if you’re ready to make lasting change in your life, sign up for Fat Loss 101 here. If you’re not quite ready to make the commitment, start by downloading my FREE guide, “The 4 Fat Loss Mistakes You’re Probably Making” here!